UMass Medical School Interview Questions

Updated Sep 7, 2014
Updated Sep 7, 2014
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    Clinical Policy Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Boston, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 months - interviewed at UMass Medical School in April 2009.

    Interview Details

    The hiring process is painfully slow and will seem to have stopped. After initial communication several weeks may lapse until the candidate here's from the employer again. Often there is a disconnect between the hiring managers and the HR dept. HR at this organization is TERRIBLE. If you get to interviews, you'll likely meet with your future colleagues who are mostly bright, friendly, and underpaid. Demonstrate that you're a good team player and detailed oriented. Striking the right balance of reserved and out-going is key. Good to air on the side of reserved.

    Interview Questions
    • MassHealth is the biggest client of the organization. Do your homework on MassHealth and what comprises policy making. You may get a question like, "What would you do if you had a difficult client with whom you had to work?"   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    There's almost no wiggle room in negotiating, and the hiring managers have nothing to do with salary negotiation. It all comes down to HR, so remember that.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Postdoctoral Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at UMass Medical School.

    Interview Details

    You may send email to the PI to ask if they have any openings there. Got phone interview and then onsite interview. Meet all the persons in the lab and give a talk. Talk with the PI and then get oral offer. official offer will send out in a few days.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Research Associate II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Worcester, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Worcester, MA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 days - interviewed at UMass Medical School in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    Hiring is done primarily through the UMass HR website. The candidate will receive an email invitation for an interview. Some primary investigators like to do a phone interview first, others will do an in-person interview. In order to maintain due-diligence, all candidates are required to be asked the same interview questions. Any person involved in the hiring process is required to fill out a post-interview evaluation. The candidate with the highest evaluation score gets the job.

    Interview Questions
    • The most difficult question was to give an oral summary of my work experience.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Postdoctoral Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    The PI called me and asked some technical questions, then offered me the position after receiving my future research plans. The overall time is less than 15 minutes, shorter than I expected

    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Assistant Professor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Worcester, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Worcester, MA
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at UMass Medical School.

    Interview Details

    Guidelines, process, and practice are highly variable. Presentation was given to those within Division, but was not advertised University-wide. No HR involvement until after I was hired. Apparent subjectivity introduces distrust in process.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Administrative Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at UMass Medical School.

    Interview Details

    Extremely slow process and their Human Resources department is not helpful but only provided misinformation. I was never told many things about the job until I was in it. They expect you to do the job of two people and the salary is not sufficient enough for one person.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Research Associate II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 week - interviewed at UMass Medical School.

    Interview Details

    I was referred by another employee of the institution and as a result my resume was given top consideration. Process as straightforward and took less than one week. Met with two people and was given the job after the second interview. Did not contact HR until after I interviewed with the PI.

    Interview Questions
    • What did you like and dislike about your previous position?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Bio Statistician II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 months - interviewed at UMass Medical School.

    Interview Details

    There are phone interview and on-site interview. Talked about the experience and background. There were not many technicall questions since it's for fresh graduate.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    not negotiatable if no backup offer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a day - interviewed at UMass Medical School in July 2011.

    Interview Details

    Talk to professor and talk to lab members.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Worcester, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Worcester, MA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 days - interviewed at UMass Medical School in January 2010.

    Interview Details

    The interview process was very easy an informal in my particular case. I was contacted via email asking to set up a phone interview, where I spoke directly with the person who became my supervisor. He explained the job to me, and did not ask extensive questions (I was expecting to have to explain myself much more). At the end he asked if this was something I was interested in, which obviously I was. He set up a 1 on 1 interview for later that week. I came in and spoke mainly with him, though he did introduce me to some other members of the lab. Again, this was very casual. After checking my references, I received an offer from the school, pending a check on my degree status. That went through very quickly and I started the job in a matter of weeks.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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